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Yann Martel quotes: I should not count on outside help. Survival had to start with me. I should not count on outside help. Survival had to start with me.
Yann Martel quotes: The reward for the watching eye and listening ear is great. The reward for the watching eye and listening ear is great.
Yann Martel quotes: ... nature as a whole was an exceptionally fine illustration of science. ... nature as a whole was an exceptionally fine illustration of science.
Yann Martel quotes: We were, literally and figuratively, in the same boat. We were, literally and figuratively, in the same boat.
Yann Martel quotes: But I want to pray to Allah. I want to be a Christian. But I want to pray to Allah. I want to be a Christian.
Yann Martel quotes: Catholics have a reputation for severity, for judgment that comes down heavily. Catholics have a reputation for severity, for judgment that comes down heavily.
Yann Martel quotes: Christianity stretches back through the ages, but in essence it exists only at one time: right now. Christianity stretches back through the ages, but in essence it exists only at one time: right now.
Yann Martel quotes: At last I managed to haul it aboard. It was over three feet long. The bucket was useless. It would fit the dorado like a hat. At last I managed to haul it aboard. It was over three feet long. The bucket was useless. It would fit the dorado like a hat.
Yann Martel quotes: To me, religion is about our dignity, not our depravity. To me, religion is about our dignity, not our depravity.
Yann Martel quotes: And I survived because I made a point of forgetting. And I survived because I made a point of forgetting.
Yann Martel quotes: Faith in God is an opening up, a letting go, a deep trust, a free act of love - but sometimes it was so hard to love. Faith in God is an opening up, a letting go, a deep trust, a free act of love - but sometimes it was so hard to love.
Yann Martel quotes: If you take two steps towards God,' he used to tell me, 'God runs to you! If you take two steps towards God,' he used to tell me, 'God runs to you!
Yann Martel quotes: A movie will do in one second, with one image, what it will take a novelist at least a page to describe. A movie will do in one second, with one image, what it will take a novelist at least a page to describe.
Yann Martel quotes: We are all born like Catholics ... in limbo, without religion. We are all born like Catholics ... in limbo, without religion.
Yann Martel quotes: I'm more preoccupied with furnishing my head than the place where I live. The most beautiful rooms I have entered have been empty ones. I'm more preoccupied with furnishing my head than the place where I live. The most beautiful rooms I have entered have been empty ones.
Yann Martel quotes: He often repeated something Father Abrahan said to him once, how faith is ever young, how faith, unlike the rest of us, does not age. He often repeated something Father Abrahan said to him once, how faith is ever young, how faith, unlike the rest of us, does not age.
Yann Martel quotes: The language of prose is very different than the language of cinema, so the movie has to successfully translate what was in the book. The language of prose is very different than the language of cinema, so the movie has to successfully translate what was in the book.
Yann Martel quotes: Jesus, Mary, Muhammad and Vishnu, how good to see you Richard Parker! Jesus, Mary, Muhammad and Vishnu, how good to see you Richard Parker!
Yann Martel quotes: I must go the washroom. I've shaken a lot of hands. I must go the washroom. I've shaken a lot of hands.
Yann Martel quotes: We believe what we see.So did Columbus. What do you do when you're in the dark? We believe what we see.
So did Columbus. What do you do when you're in the dark?
Yann Martel quotes: Truth is a nebulous thing. There are certain, definite truths, but the truth of our lives goes far beyond facts. Truth is a nebulous thing. There are certain, definite truths, but the truth of our lives goes far beyond facts.
Yann Martel quotes: Words are cold, muddy toads trying to understand sprites dancing in a field-but they're all we have. Words are cold, muddy toads trying to understand sprites dancing in a field-but they're all we have.
Yann Martel quotes: The blackness would stir and eventually go away, and God would remain, a shining point of light in my heart. I would go on loving. The blackness would stir and eventually go away, and God would remain, a shining point of light in my heart. I would go on loving.
Yann Martel quotes: A plain is what a mountain aims to be: the closest you can come to being in outer space while yet having your feet on this planet. A plain is what a mountain aims to be: the closest you can come to being in outer space while yet having your feet on this planet.
Yann Martel quotes: I go to mass every Sunday, but love going to mosques too. Muslims pray in a beautiful way. I go to mass every Sunday, but love going to mosques too. Muslims pray in a beautiful way.
Yann Martel quotes: Loneliness comes up to him like a sniffing dog. It circles him insistently. He waves it away, but it refuses to leave him alone. Loneliness comes up to him like a sniffing dog. It circles him insistently. He waves it away, but it refuses to leave him alone.
Yann Martel quotes: Mamaji remembered, Father dreamed. Mamaji remembered, Father dreamed.
Yann Martel quotes: I have survived so far, miraculously. Now I have to turn miracle into routine. I have survived so far, miraculously. Now I have to turn miracle into routine.
Yann Martel quotes: I'm looking at a dead event and trying to give it new life. In a sense, I'm a taxidermist. I'm looking at a dead event and trying to give it new life. In a sense, I'm a taxidermist.
Yann Martel quotes: Can there be any happiness greater than the happiness of salvation? Can there be any happiness greater than the happiness of salvation?
Yann Martel quotes: When you've suffered a great deal in life, each additional pain is both unbearable and trifling. When you've suffered a great deal in life, each additional pain is both unbearable and trifling.
Yann Martel quotes: Once you've been struck by violence, you acquire companions that never leave you entirely: Suspicion, Fear, Anxiety, Despair, Joylessness. Once you've been struck by violence, you acquire companions that never leave you entirely: Suspicion, Fear, Anxiety, Despair, Joylessness.
Yann Martel quotes: Time became distance for me in the way it is for all mortals Time became distance for me in the way it is for all mortals
Yann Martel quotes: Words are much better at relating emotions and thoughts. Words are much better at relating emotions and thoughts.
Yann Martel quotes: Ageing is not easy, Senhora Castro. It's a terrible, incurable pathology. And great love is another pathology. Ageing is not easy, Senhora Castro. It's a terrible, incurable pathology. And great love is another pathology.
Yann Martel quotes: I am not an autobiographical writer. I am not an autobiographical writer.
Yann Martel quotes: In my experience, a castaway's worst mistake is to hope too much and to do too little. In my experience, a castaway's worst mistake is to hope too much and to do too little.
Yann Martel quotes: Within the limits of their nature, they make do with what they have. Within the limits of their nature, they make do with what they have.
Yann Martel quotes: Music is a bird's answer to the noise and heaviness of words. It puts the mind in a state of exhilerated speechlessness. Music is a bird's answer to the noise and heaviness of words. It puts the mind in a state of exhilerated speechlessness.
Yann Martel quotes: Bapu Gandhi said, 'All religions are true.' I just want to love God. Bapu Gandhi said, 'All religions are true.' I just want to love God.
Yann Martel quotes: The presence of God is the finest of rewards. The presence of God is the finest of rewards.
Yann Martel quotes: My life is like a memento more painting from European art: there is always a grinning skull at my side to remind me of the folly of human ambition. My life is like a memento more painting from European art: there is always a grinning skull at my side to remind me of the folly of human ambition.
Yann Martel quotes: I blinked deliberately, expecting my eyelids to act like lumberjacks. But the trees would not fall. I blinked deliberately, expecting my eyelids to act like lumberjacks. But the trees would not fall.
Yann Martel quotes: Memory is a glue: it attaches you to everything, even to what you don't like. Memory is a glue: it attaches you to everything, even to what you don't like.
Yann Martel quotes: Despair was a heavy blackness that let no light in or out. It was a hell beyond expression. Despair was a heavy blackness that let no light in or out. It was a hell beyond expression.
Yann Martel quotes: If you stumble at mere believability, what are you living for? Isn't love hard to believe? If you stumble at mere believability, what are you living for? Isn't love hard to believe?
Yann Martel quotes: I love Canada ... It is a great country much too cold for good sense, inhabited by compassionate, intelligent people with bad hairdos. I love Canada ... It is a great country much too cold for good sense, inhabited by compassionate, intelligent people with bad hairdos.
Yann Martel quotes: From Matheran I mailed the notes of my failed novel. I mailed them to fictitious address. From Matheran I mailed the notes of my failed novel. I mailed them to fictitious address.
Yann Martel quotes: To her, writing is making stock and reading is sipping broth, but only the spoken word is the full roasted chicken. To her, writing is making stock and reading is sipping broth, but only the spoken word is the full roasted chicken.
Yann Martel quotes: Fanatics do not have faith - they have belief. With faith you let go. You trust. Whereas with belief you cling. Fanatics do not have faith - they have belief. With faith you let go. You trust. Whereas with belief you cling.
Yann Martel quotes: It is life's only true opponent. Only fear can defeat life. It is life's only true opponent. Only fear can defeat life.
Yann Martel quotes: I don't know then. I wrote my book on the Holocaust without worrying about where the fucking bar code would go. I don't know then. I wrote my book on the Holocaust without worrying about where the fucking bar code would go.
Yann Martel quotes: Just do it. Get it down on the page. Work hard. And then let go. Ask yourself why you want to write. You have to be clear about that. Just do it. Get it down on the page. Work hard. And then let go. Ask yourself why you want to write. You have to be clear about that.
Yann Martel quotes: Artists invent things as a way of telling the truth. Artists invent things as a way of telling the truth.
Yann Martel quotes: Without a driver this bus is lost. Without a driver this bus is lost.
Yann Martel quotes: Nevertheless, an Olympic pool is an Olympic pool, touched by immortal glory. Nevertheless, an Olympic pool is an Olympic pool, touched by immortal glory.
Yann Martel quotes: Tiptoe to the water's edge. They show their raiments. Tiptoe to the water's edge. They show their raiments.
Yann Martel quotes: It is true that those we meet can change us, sometimes so profoundly that we are not the same afterwards, even unto our names. It is true that those we meet can change us, sometimes so profoundly that we are not the same afterwards, even unto our names.
Yann Martel quotes: You can't quantify human pain the way you can measure out sugar. Death comes one individual at a time. You can't quantify human pain the way you can measure out sugar. Death comes one individual at a time.
Yann Martel quotes: A house is a compressed territory where our basic needs can be fulfilled close by and safely. A house is a compressed territory where our basic needs can be fulfilled close by and safely.
Yann Martel quotes: If I didn't have children, I think my life would be a failure. If I didn't have children, I think my life would be a failure.
Yann Martel quotes: 'Life of Pi' was actually a very simple novel to write. 'Life of Pi' was actually a very simple novel to write.
Yann Martel quotes: As for hearing, the sloth is not so much deaf as uninterested in sound. As for hearing, the sloth is not so much deaf as uninterested in sound.